Nokia’s R&D labs have been investigating novel ways to wirelessly control electronic devices using a variety of wearables. The wearables would be constructed from a stretchy textile embedded with sensors that could track motion, gesture and positioning. A signal will them be sent to the electronic device.
Wearable glove use to control image on near-eye display
The wearables will also have haptic feedback via a vibration or pressure.
Wearable fit over a joint used to control mobile device
I like some of the concepts presented in the patent but the success will, of course, be determined on the usability of the wearables. I’m not particularly sure that we’ll all be walking around with half-golves or “joint rings” (however fashionable they may be design) in the near feature. However, I do see great potential for these devices in gaming contexts. If you’re curious to learn more, read Nokia’s patent here. Via Unwired